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Paris City Council to Meet on Monday

Paris City Council to Meet on Monday

The Paris City Council will be meeting in regular session on Monday, January 26, 2015 at 5:30pm. The meeting will be held at the City Council Chamber, located at 107 E. Kaufman Street. The council members will consider and approve extension of the home repair loan program; receive a...

01/25/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris Postal Truck Lost in Fire

Paris Postal Truck Lost in Fire

A US Mail Truck from the Paris Post Office was destroyed in a fire on Thursday, January 22, 2015. According to Asst. Chief/Fire Marshall of the Paris Fire Department, Dale Maberry, the fire appears to have been caused by a fuel leak. The fire quickly spread to engulf the truck. All mail was...

01/23/2015 by eParisExtra
Lamar Electric Appoints New Board Member

Lamar Electric Appoints New Board Member

Lamar Electric has announce that the board has appointed Harry R. Moore (pictured right)to serve the balance of Billy Hines term on the Lamar Electric Board of Directors.  Mr. Hines resigned due to poor health and has recently passed. The appointment was done at the January 13th, board...

01/20/2015 by eParisExtra
Lamar County Commissioners Hear Complaint by Former Veterans Service Officer

Lamar County Commissioners Hear Complaint by Former Veterans Service Officer

During Monday’s meeting, the Lamar County Commissioners heard a complain filed with the Office of Equal Opportunity by former Veterans Service Officer Rhonda Rogers (pictured right). The Commissioners asked the county judge, Chuck Superville to work with the county attorney and the...

01/14/2015 by eParisExtra
PEDC Calls Special Meeting to Request the Original Preliminary Report from Defenbaugh

PEDC Calls Special Meeting to Request the Original Preliminary Report from Defenbaugh

The Paris Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) has called a Special Meeting for Friday, January 16, 2015 at 9am. The PEDC Board will be discussing and possibly taking action on requesting copies of the preliminary reports from City Attorney Kent McIlyar (pictured right) that were submitted...

01/13/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris City Council Approves Property Release

Paris City Council Approves Property Release

Monday night, the Paris City Council approved a surplus property release of 12.662 acres of land at Paris Cox Field Airport. Accepted from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Shawn Napier, Director of Engineering, Planning, and Development noted, “This particular item deals with...

01/13/2015 by NIck Murillo
PEDC To Meet on Tuesday

PEDC To Meet on Tuesday

The Paris Economic Development Corporation will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 3:30 pm in the Community Room of the Depot, located at 1125 Bonham Street. The Interim Executive Director, Shannon Barrentine, (pictured right) will report of the status of the Texas...

01/11/2015 by eParisExtra
City Council to Meet on Monday, January 12, 2015

City Council to Meet on Monday, January 12, 2015

The first City Council meeting of 2015 is scheduled for Monday, January 12th at 5:30pm in the City Council Chamber, located at 107 E. Kaufman Street in downtown Paris. Two items on the agenda address resolutions accepting from the Federal Aviation Administration a Surplus Property Release of...

01/10/2015 by eParisExtra
TECHNOLOGY COMPANY SELECTS PARIS TEXAS FOR MANUFACTURING HUB

TECHNOLOGY COMPANY SELECTS PARIS TEXAS FOR MANUFACTURING HUB

 Mike Favreau the President and CEO of Powder Innovations stated “We spent over a year looking and working with various other cities throughout North Texas to locate and build our manufacturing hub for powder coating wood. Before choosing Paris,we worked with and looked at setting up...

01/09/2015 by eParisExtra
Teen Murder Suspect Back in Court

Teen Murder Suspect Back in Court

On Thursday, January 8, 2015 a certification hearing was to be held to determine whether the teen suspect charged in his grandmother’s murder will be tried as an adult. The certification hearing has been pushed back to next month and is set for Monday, February 23, 2015. The sixteen year...

01/09/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris Regional Medical Center Adding 40,000 SF Medical Pavilion

Paris Regional Medical Center Adding 40,000 SF Medical Pavilion

Officials at Paris Regional Medical Center announced today that a new addition is coming soon to the hospital campus. Groundbreaking for the Paris Regional Medical Pavilion – a 40,000 square foot medical office building – is slated to occur this summer. The new facility, which will connect...

01/08/2015 by eParisExtra
John Ratcliffe Sworn in as Representative for North East Texas in the 114th Congress

John Ratcliffe Sworn in as Representative for North East Texas in the 114th Congress

Representative John Ratcliffe (R-TX) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives conducted its swearing-in ceremony for the 114th Congress, which began today at noon. Representative Ratcliffe is pictured (right) at a campaign event at Crawford’s Hole in the...

01/07/2015 by eParisExtra
Clarksville Hospital Closed

Clarksville Hospital Closed

Driving down Hwy 82 past the Clarksville hospital, you will see no cars in the parking lot or lights on in the building. As of December 23, 2014 the East Texas Medical Center closed its doors. Red River County residents were hopeful that the hospital would remain open and that they would be...

01/06/2015 by eParisExtra
Second Teen Suspect Denied Bond Reduction

Second Teen Suspect Denied Bond Reduction

Ashley Morrison On Tuesday, Ashley Morrison, 17, made her first court appearance requesting a reduction in her $250,000 bond. District Judge Eric Clifford denied the request. Morrison and her 16 year old boyfriend are  charged in the murder of his grandmother, Annie Sims, 66, who was found...

12/29/2014 by eParisExtra
Deadline for Filing for Open City Council Seats

Deadline for Filing for Open City Council Seats

Three city council member seats are expiring in May of 2015.  the start date for filing is January 28, 2015 and the end date is February 27, 2015. Current City of Paris Mayor, Matt Frierson (pictured right) in District 5; Dr. Richard Grossnickle, Mayor Pro Tem in District 4 and former Mayor...

12/28/2014 by eParisExtra
Ten Biggest Stories of 2014

Ten Biggest Stories of 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, we here at eParisExtra.com like to take a look back at the biggest stories of the year on our website. First, we want to say thank you to our readers, as well as our contributors and advertisers, for making this the biggest year ever for eParisExtra.com.  As of...

12/27/2014 by eParisExtra
City of Paris Looking For Volunteers

City of Paris Looking For Volunteers

If you are a resident of Paris and would like to make a difference in the City by volunteering your time and knowledge, you may want to consider serving on the City’s Civil Service Commission. The City is accepting applications for one position on the Civil Service Commission. To serve on...

12/24/2014 by eParisExtra
Two Local Restaurants Closing

Two Local Restaurants Closing

Two Paris restaurants, Bois d’Arc and Paris Grille, announced this week that they will be closing their doors. Bois D’Arc, an upscale restaurant in downtown Paris will serve brunch on Sunday, December 28th as their final service. A statement on their Facebook page read in part,...

12/19/2014 by eParisExtra
Lamar County Chamber of Commerce Seeks New President/CEO

Lamar County Chamber of Commerce Seeks New President/CEO

The Lamar County Chamber of Commerce has posted the job opening for a new President/CEO. Those interested in applying for the position should contact Steve Keywood, Chairman, Lamar County Chamber of Commerce at chamber@paristexas.com. Below are the qualifications they are seeking in a...

12/16/2014 by eParisExtra
Former Lamar County Veterans Service Officer Files Wage Discrimination Complaint

Former Lamar County Veterans Service Officer Files Wage Discrimination Complaint

Rhonda Rogers, former Lamar County Veterans Service Officer has filed a wage discrimination complaint against Lamar County with the Equal Emplyment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC notified the Lamar County Commissioner’s Court last week that the compliant had been filed. Rogers...

12/15/2014 by eParisExtra